A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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Mechanical Button | Fixy-B.
The world's first mechanical button in front of You!
Innovation, product design, fashion and crafting, as we do everything in the ancient manufactory - all in one project.
You do not need to sew on the buttons anymore!
The method of mechanical connection only appeared somewhere in the middle of the 15th century. But the buttons are today, after 600 years!
In the car, for example, 3,500 such mechanisms, in a jet plane -1.5 million. It's time for vigorous people to use this technology on clothes.
3 sizes for all types of clothes, titanium bolt with varying characteristics depending on the season, winter - summer, spring - autumn.
This project is a kind of educational. The appearance, quality and properties of the most popular metals are described and shown by us for you, friends.
Aesthetics and the philosophy of the project arose many centuries. History here intersects with chemistry and mechanics.
Chemistry and History of this project.
All titanium bolts, and the button material depends on your style. Engraving denotes material on the table of periodic elements of Mendeleev.
Cu. Copper is one of the first metals that has been well mastered by man due to its availability for production from ore and low melting point. The Copper Age, when copper objects became widely spread, follows in the history of the world behind the stone age. The Latin name of copper Cuprum (ancient Aes cuprium, Aes cyprium) came from the name of the island of Cyprus, where there was a rich deposit.
Fe. Iron is a chemical element with atomic number 26 in the periodic system, denoted by the symbol Fe (Latin Ferrum), one of the most common metals in the earth's crust. As Homer testifies in the Odyssey, the winner of the games arranged by Achilles was awarded with a piece of gold and a piece of iron. Iron was equally necessary for both the warrior and the plowman, and practical need, as is known, is the best engine of production and technological progress. The term "Iron Age" was introduced into science in the middle of the 19th century. the Danish archaeologist K.Yu. Thomsen.
Ti. Titanium is 2 times lighter than iron and 6 times stronger than aluminum. Characteristic properties of titanium: malleable, light, durable, ductile, not subject to corrosion neither in air, nor in water. It is used in high-tech areas. This applies, first of all, to such branches of engineering as aircraft building, rocket engineering, shipbuilding, machine building.
All buttons are made of pure natural metals. Machined in manual and semi-automatic machines. This product is environmentally friendly, not hazardous to health, does not cause harm in operation.
Choose the metal buttons to your taste!
Copper is the oldest metal, the first metal of the buttons of mankind, the oldest primary element, the ore of which is constantly growing on the planet. Metal of antiquity, metal of electricity, metal of evolution.
Copper is a soft metal, has the effect of aging due to oxidation in any medium. Ideal for green and blue clothes.
Steel is a metal of legendary events that has turned the history of wars, the history of the development of the human race. Metal swords and engines, knives and cars.
Black metal has the effect of aging. To get black, we used a special liquid to blaze weapons.
Suitable for any color of clothing.
Titanium is a modern high-tech metal, first used by US military aircraft. Metal of the space industry and high technologies.
One of the most versatile metals on the planet. Suitable for all types of clothing, hypoallergenic, not vulnerable to environmental influences, not oxidized. Favorite metal of the authors of the project.
"AEGIS" Damascus Limited Edition.
Without classical holes, it is made in the form of a shield.
Invincible shield of Zeus, the work of Hephaestus. Beloved daughter of Zeus, Athena, wearing an Aegis; in exceptional cases it is worn by Apollo.
Damascus steel is a mythical metal that has collected legends, metal masters of knife and jewelers.
There are many legends about Damascus steel. It's an alloy of metals that blacksmiths get. A unique achievement of mankind in the field of crafting.
Love and Culture of this project.
Once, a genius man Levi Strauss invented and patented jeans and rivets. Our team with great enthusiasm would have shaken the hand of this great man. Each of us has 5-7 jeans, and we wear them with pleasure every day. But we are tormented by the question of why the respected Levy did not figure out how to attach a torn bolt back, because you need to carry jeans to the workshop, but where to find time? The Manualcraft team solved this problem, Mr. Strauss, we will always remember you, our dear man!
Thank you, America! Gave the World Jeans and Rivets, the world thanks a button with carving...
Individual feature and exclusivity of this project.
Each button, by default, has an engraving with a name of the owner on a facet. Your name, the name of your friend or just 'My Friend's Button', if you have not yet decided whom to give, but the gift will be unforgettable, for ages.
What do we know about buttons, friends, what do we think about them? In general, we do not think until it comes off. No, now everything will change in your life, read this ... We are like buttons, each holding and securing some part of this world. Each piece is like a piece of the universe, and we are buttons. Even a superhero will keep jeans if the bolt comes off.
Paperweight (French presse-papiers, from presser - "press" and papier - "paper"): a heavy object made of bronze, marble, glass, etc., which are pressed on the papers lying on the table, so that they do not crumble, do not fold and do not scatter;
Often, the paperweight is not used for its intended purpose, but as a decorative element of the design of the table. Now the paperweight has also become a desirable object for collectors, since they often represent real works of art.
The main artifact of the project!
The mechanical button made of damask has a special box-paperweight.
A box-paperweight in the form of a huge button. This is a style of aesthetes, a memory of myths and a unique gift.
A mechanical button can be sewn in a classic way, but why?
There is enough to sew buttons!
A box-paperweight from an ingot of metal is FREE even to the smallest button!
This is not just an ordinary project, but an exciting journey, where our backers are waiting for beautiful presentations, unique streams and real bonus updates. Before us is not just a button, that's for sure!
Upgrade Box to Blade-Box!
Titanium badge for transporting buttons, can be used as a key ring for keys.
New function is locked...(evolution of the device).
To create individual pleages write to direct.
MechanicalButton - amazing and very necessary item in an uncomfortable situation. You will like it, get it. Please, support us!
Sincerely yours, our team.
Manual Craft Team.
Risks and challenges
Our project will benefit people. Humanity will take one small step forward!
Creating a prototype, we worked on leased equipment and the product was very expensive. The first button went over $ 300.
We need to collect the amount to buy our own equipment. If we achieve our goals - producing a product will not be a problem.
We live in the ideas of aesthetics and love our work. Our mission now is to provide people with buttons that simplify life and make it more beautiful. It's a matter of honor, to implement the project and send all their mechanical buttons.